Saturday, February 8, 2014

FABBY: Valentine's Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Hello sweet friends!

    I saw this gorgeous cake the other day, a wonderful and luscious, "Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake" from "Merridith Kristoffersen at TWIGG STUDIOS" is where I got the recipe and it's yummy!  Hope you can try it, as it's easy to make too!

Most of you by now know that mother comes to spend the day with us every Wednesday, so I baked the cake in a heart shaped pan for this Valentine's season and we had it with tea in the afternoon.

Here it is, I hope you like it. I highly recommend you bake this cake!

Hope you also join sweet "Bernideen for her Romance is in the Air" at,

Here is the setting for tea or coffee and this great 'Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake' from TWIGG STUDIOS
(Check recipe in the link above)

I did the cake in a heart shaped cake pan for the Valentine's season.

The lovely white 'Italian-Tognana' teacups were a super find, as they came in a box of six for $ 5, 45; so I bought the last three boxes... two for me and one for a girl that comes to clean my house sometimes, as her birthday is coming up soon.

You can imagine me running  walking to pay for them carrying my three heavy boxes! Aren't they so 'peatty and sweet looking?'
I paired the white teacups with some English blue and white transferware plates for cake.

Now...this cake is totally yummy!

Isn't the cake cute in a heart shape...I loved it, lol!  Thanks to "Merridith Kristoffersen from TWIGG STUDIO" for the recipe.

The link is in the first photo.

The lovely flowers are stil fresh and I have them for a week!

I will use all of my twelve teacups for next Rosary prayer with my friends.

Thank you so much for visiting me sweet friends, as you always make my day!

Thanking the gracious hostesses for having me at their great parties each week.


I'm joining:

Alma for Seasonal Sunday at,
Michael for Foodie Friday at,
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,
Sally for BLUE Monday at,
Kathryn for Make it Pretty Monday at,
Mary for Masterpiece Monday at,
Lisa for Mix it up Monday at,
Kathy for A Return to Loveliness at,
Cindy for Amaze Me Monday at,
Nancy for Inspire Me Monday at,
Kaysi for Motivate Me Monday at,
Kathy for A Bouquet of Talent Link Party at,
Danielle for Silver Pennies Sunday for
Stephanie Lynn for The Sunday Showcase Party at,
Linda for Nifty Thirfty Tuesday at,
Ma. Elena for Tuesdays at our Home at,
Sandi for Hearts and Flowers Tea at,
The SCOOP Linky Party at,
Angie for Knick of Time Tuesday at,
Kathe for You're Gonna Love it Tuesday at,
Create, Link, Inspire at,
Tea Cup Tuesday at,
Anyonota for Tasty Tuesdays at,
Martha for Valentine's Teacup Tuesday at,
Deb for Cottage Style Party at,
Michael for Foodie Friday at,
Deborah for What we Accomplished Wednesday at,
Create with Joy at,
Richella for Grace at Home at,

Between Naps On the Porch I will be participating in Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

I will be participating in Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style.

Savvy Southern Style



  1. That would be a delicious cake, Fabby. And to join you with your pretty china and a cup of tea would be wonderful. Happy weekend to you.

  2. Fabby as always such a beautiful table and such delicious food! I need to try this recipe.

  3. That looks scrumptous! Poppy seed cake is one of my favorites. Glad you are spending time with your Mother and enjoying her visit. Your tea set and dishes are have inspired me to bake today!
    Miss Bloomers

  4. How pretty baked in the heart shape and it sounds delicious. Hugs, Marty

  5. Sounds and looks delicious, Fabby and I love those blue and white plates. xo Laura

  6. I'm going to check out the recipe! I'll bet it is a very moist and delicious cake. I'm sure your mother enjoyed it :)

  7. This not only looks fabulous but sounds heavenly too! Thanks Fabby dear!

  8. Fabby,
    Blessings to you!
    Looks wonderful.
    Beautiful table with the works,

  9. Dearest Fabby,
    That is a very lovely heart shaped cake for your Mom.
    How sweet for having her every Wednesday, that must be a day she is looking forward to.
    Your Italian cups & saucers are a steal; glad you could snatch up 3 boxes. Never mind how hard it would be to juggle them for a moment until you got them into your car...
    Love the color white with the blue plates and your flowers are holding up perfect.
    Hugs and happy Sunday to you!

  10. The cake looks delicious. I love that it's in the shape of a heart.

  11. Simply beautiful and the cake looks so yummy. Love how you baked it in a heart pan....Just perfect for Valentines. As always, love your dishes....Hugs, Linda

  12. Hello Fabby! Mmm, this looks absolutely delicious! I love Poppy Seed Cake! How nice that you get to spend the day with your mom every week. I bet she enjoyed the pretty table. Happy Valentine's Day!

  13. Beautiful tea time! I'm longing for a slice of that delicious cake at the moment. It looks like a perfect valentine.

  14. Beautiful photos, Fabby! Wow, the cake looks divine and the flowers and your pretty white teacups, paired with the blue and white transferware plates complement the whole vignette. Thanks for sharing!

    I'm sure you had a wonderful teatime!

    Happy Valentine's Day, to you!!


  15. Wow Fabby, this post is beautiful. You always share such gorgeous tables and that cake looks yummy. Have a great week.

  16. First, Fabby, I think it is very sweet of you to have bought a set of those teacups for your cleaning lady. I'm sure she will appreciate the fact that you remembered her birthday with such a sweet & thoughtful gesture. Second, I wish I had a cleaning lady!!! :-)

    I never tasted poppyseed until about 2 months ago. I had poppseed dressing at a friend's brunch, and LOVED IT!!! I went right out after the party and bought some for home and have been using it a lot ever since! I've heard of poppseed cake, but never tasted it. Maybe now is the time! Yours looks fantastic!!!

    Happy Valentine's Day to you and your very handsome husband!

  17. Hi Fabby! You are such a wonderful daughter to your little mother. I'm sure she just cherishes you! What a lovely tea table you've set and the cake looks so good. Love it that you baked it in a heart shaped pan! I'd love a piece!
    Hope you've had a nice weekend.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  18. Oh, how beautiful! I love the beautiful and elegant look of the table and the heart shaped poppy seed cake I am in awe of. A very romantic look all together. You have such talent my sweet friend.

  19. Oh, Fabby that cake looks fabulous!

    Thankful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  20. What a beautiful presentation, Fabby. Not only do you bake for your sweet Mother your tables are always just gorgeous. I love lemon poppy seed and will certainly try this recipe. It's our SweetCheeks favorite, too. xo Diana

  21. Thank you for the link to the cake - it looks wonderful. I love lemon poppy-seed cake and I have a heart-shaped pan.....can't wait!

  22. I finally posted my Chinese New Year Party and remembered that you wanted to see what happened.. her is the post:


  23. Oh, how I'd like to live closer to you so that I could share. YUM!

    Thanks for linking in today.

    Happy Blue Monday, Fabby.

  24. I love this Fabby! You've reminded me that I have a heart shaped cake pan too. I forget to use it! That lemon poppy seed cake sounds and looks fabulous! I'm sure the gift of those tea cups will be gratefully received!

  25. Hi Fabby,

    The cake looks delicious and is lovely to look at, too. Your new teacups are a terrific find, and I love the cake plates. I always love transferware. :-D

    Fabby, you are a pro at setting an elegant table, whether for tea or for a formal meal. It's always a treat to see your pretty tables. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

    Visiting from Amaze Me Monday -- have a wonderful day!



  26. Oh Fabby how beautiful!! That cake looks and sounds wonderful...I know my mom and I would both love it! :D

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my Nutella cupcakes.


  27. This looks delicious… such a lovely table setting too!

  28. What a beautiful table and a fabulous cake, Fabby. Love the plates too...Christine

  29. Delightful cake and beautiful stand that it is on. Pound Cake is wonderful - love it with a glass of milk!

  30. That is a wonderful looking cake, Fabby. I love your white teacups and those blue and white plates; very pretty! Thank you for joining me for my Hearts and Flowers Tea. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your sweetie!


  31. Fabby, your cake looks so delicious and pretty! Love your blue transferware plates, they look so lovely with all your white china!

  32. I love poppy seed cake but never have glazed it! Yum, it looks fabulous and I love the heart shape for the season! Wish a had a bite!

  33. What a beautiful heart shape cake and lemon poppy seed is one of my favorites. I am so glad you can share tea with your mother and the table is lovely. The cups and saucers are beautiful and the coffee and and teapot with cream and sugar bowl perfect with them. Have a great 14th!


  34. Where do I begin, dear Fabby? The beautiful cake that looks positively yummy? The beautiful teacups (what a find!), the beautiful pitcher and flowers...I would love to spend the afternoon with you and your mamá at this table! Please tell her. :) Cariños a las dos. ~Zuni

  35. the cake looks delicious, and what a find with the cups. I'm sure your mom loves to visit!

  36. Cake looks delicious and I love the all white tea set.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  37. I'm going to pint this! I really am... I created a board called "If Life gives you lemons..." or something for all lemon related things and this cake must go there and the wonderful setting you created.
    I'm not big in celebrating Valentine's but this year I was thinking of creating a sweet Tea Party Setting... I still might if for no other reason to take pictures ahahahahah... because I'm surrounded by non-Tea lovers in my Home so...
    I'm always happy to know your Sweet Mother is around, carrying gifts, love and blessings.

  38. Fabby: The cake looks so good. Your table is beautiful. Have a wonderful week dear friend. Blessings, Martha

  39. Hello Fabby, How wonderful to have this lovely setting for tea and cake, but how much more wonderful it is to share it with your mother. Your Lemon Poppy seed cake does look very yummy.

  40. Hello Fabby,
    I wish I could have a piece of your delicious looking cake!
    Your tea time table is fresh and cheery in white and blue. I love it!

  41. Mmm! Lemon and poppy seed cakes are so pretty and tasty! I love the heart shape and the frosting drizzle!

  42. What a wonderful coffee/tea/dessert time you h ave created. I LOVE Twigg Studio - best recipes (and food pics) EVER! The cake you made looks so good as I sit here late at night with a big sweet tooth craving!

    Posted some happy news today. ♥


  43. The cups were a sensational find! And the cake looks delicious. Perfect for a Valentine's Day tea party.

  44. What a great deal on those teacups and saucers, and how sweet of you to gift some to your cleaning girl. You've set a very pretty table and that cake looks delicious, as do all of Aimee's recipes at Twigg Studio. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a happy Valentines Day! ~Deborah

  45. Mmmmmm - I can taste it now! Happy Valentine's Day.

  46. Can't wait to try this, Fabby. It looks so moist and delicious. Great table as usual, love that blue and white.

  47. The cake looks scrumptious, Fabby! Hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  48. Hello Fabby - I love lemon poppy seed - this looks marvelous! I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,

  49. Hello Fabby - I love lemon poppy seed - this looks marvelous! I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,

  50. You always have the most beautiful table settings and this cake looks divine! I so wish I were your neighbor...sharing a cup of coffee or tea would be great fun.



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